In a medical negligence trial, a defendant nephrologist was accused of failing to appropriately monitor the raising of a patient?s blood sodium levels, which had been depleted to a life-threatening extent by excessive alcohol consumption. The claim was that, as a result of the doctor raising sodium levels too quickly, instead of having a massive hangover, the plaintiff was left with permanent and severe neurological deficits.
Witnesses Called Adversely: A Conundrum for Both Sides
The Legal Intelligencer
July 26, 2013